Mayor Gavin Newsom will hold his next “budget open door” day in the
Excelsior and West Portal neighborhoods on April 8, 2010. San Francisco
residents interested in a 15-minute appointment with Mayor Newsom about
the City budget or other City programs or concerns should email email@example.com or call the Mayors Office of Neighborhood Services at 415-554-6683 with an appointment request by 9 a.m. April 5th. Read more...
Mayor Gavin Newsom today urged San Franciscans to participate in the
2010 Census by mailing back their census forms to ensure a complete
count. The announcement also coincided with the day the U.S. Census
Bureau targets the non-sheltered outdoor homeless population. Read more...
Mayor Newsom today commemorated the one year anniversary of the
Community Justice Center (CJC) and provided an update on the Center’s
progress. The CJC provides accountability for lower-level criminal
behavior, and addresses the root issues associated with this behavior
including substance abuse or mental illness. Read more...
I applaud the SFMTA Board of Directors, under the leadership of
Tom Nolan, for taking decisive action this morning towards rolling back
premium pass increases and service cuts scheduled for May 1. Read the statement...
Mayor Gavin Newsom today joined the Glide Economic Development
Corporation (GEDC) and the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development
Corporation (TNDC) to open a newly constructed supportive housing
development located at 149 Mason Street.The eight-story development is
comprised of 56 fully-furnished studio units, each with kitchen and
private bath. The units are targeted to persons with incomes below
$9,000 per year, all of them homeless or at risk at time of entry. Read more...
Today Congress took a major step towards putting hundreds of
thousands of Californians back to work by approving an extension of the
program that funds San Francisco’s Jobs Now initiative and other county jobs programs across California.
JobsNow is a successful stimulus-funded program that’s already put
more than 2,100 San Franciscans back to work in private, nonprofit and
public sector jobs through more than 800 local companies and
organizations. The extension of this program will keep thousands
employed through this still-jobless economic recovery and open the door
for thousands more to find the dignity of work and a paycheck through
local employers. Read more...
Today, Mayor Gavin Newsom joined the Board of Supervisors in support of
a resolution urging the Department of Technology (DT) to respond to
Google’s Request for Information (RFI) with a proposal to build a fiber
broadband network in San Francisco. The resolution, sponsored by Board President David Chiu passed unanimously.
This proposal would benefit San Francisco residents by providing
state-of-the-art fiber infrastructure at no cost to the City and new
competitive choices for broadband services. In addition, the one
Gigabit platform proposed by Google would encourage the development of
innovative new services not currently feasible with today’s limited
bandwidth networks. Read more...
Mayor Gavin Newsom today broke ground on a new community garden in a
vacant lot owned by the City and County of San Francisco, located at
McAllister and Larkin streets. The food grown at the garden will go to
volunteers who help care for it. Read more...
“Governor Schwarzenegger did the right thing for California by signing these bills and taking an important step towards restoring some of the public transit funds raided from cities and counties over the last three years.
I have asked the SFMTA to direct some of this $36 million in restored
funding towards closing their current year deficit, offsetting service
cuts now planned for May 1 and reversing new premium pass fare
requirements." Read more...